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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-21-06 05:46 PM
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Chronic fatigue linked to genes
Interesting article.

Chronic fatigue syndrome, often dismissed as the imaginings of depressed and whiny people, is actually caused by genetic mutations that impair the central nervous system's ability to adapt to stressful situations, according to a major new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Small changes in many of the genes in the brain prevent the nervous system from rebounding from everyday stress and less frequent, stronger insults, eventually triggering a cascade of responses that leaves the patient severely debilitated, researchers reported Thursday in 14 separate papers in the journal Pharmacogenomics.

"This is the first credible evidence for a biological basis" for the syndrome, said CDC director Dr. Julie Gerberding.

The findings will provide immediate help in diagnosing the disorder, which often puzzles physicians because of the broad spectrum of symptoms and the absence of defining biochemical markers.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/20029...
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 07:13 PM
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1. Well I have it
or so it has been diagnosed plus, fibromyalgia and depression, and I would say it is more of a symptom of our highly stressful and fucked up society...

Give me a cabin on twenty acres and my basic needs met and I think I would be cured of all of it....... :party:
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 07:38 PM
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2. Ditto on all, my dear Pharaoh.
I read this article (or one about the same study) and passed it along to one of my doctors.

I've been so sick today with hyperglycemia from diabetes. And I have all this other shit, too. I am getting sofa king discouraged.
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BlueStorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-07-06 08:30 PM
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3. So could it be the same for fibromyalgia?
The two disorders are very similar to each other.

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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 10:04 AM
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4. yes I think they are the same
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 10:38 AM
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5. i think they are points on the same line.
i think as they get to the bottom of it, they will find pretty much the same mechanism. man, it is so good to see actual understanding. i have been through some shit with people who "didn't believe" fibro is real.
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